The California Stock Market Game is an interactive learning experience for students in grades 5 through 12. Formerly known as the California State University, East Bay Stock Market Game, it has been used in California classrooms for over 25 years to motivate students and encourage an interest in economics, basic mathematics, online technology and current events.
Students make decisions requiring economic reasoning, mathematical analysis and computer literacy. Investments made by each team require students to develop their ability to communicate information clearly and negotiate well in order to make intelligent choices.
Student teams receive $100,000 in computer money to invest in stocks and mutual funds over a 10 week period. The teams with the largest portfolio values (based on real world prices) receive awards and recognition at the end of the 10 week simulation.
There are the following game sessions during the 2013/14 school year (currently offered at no cost):
9/3/13-4/25/14 (registration is on-going)
3/17-5/23 (Enrichment session)
Please feel free to register for any session/s now at www.stockmarketgame.org. Click “Registration” and follow the prompts to your state homepage. You can skip the billing information section on the registration form. Immediately upon registration, you will receive an id and password for theTeacher Support Center which houses all of curriculum materials, lesson plans, and helpful hints about implementing the program in the classroom.
Need help getting started with the program? During the teleconferences, you are provided a tour of the trading portfolio as well as the Teacher Support Center. All you need is Internet access and a phone! Contact Elizabeth Reidel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining any of the following sessions (also offered at no cost!):
Thursday, 12/5/13, from 9:30-10:30 AM
Wednesday, 12/11/13, from 12:00-1:00 PM
Tuesday, 1/7/14, from 12:30-1:30 PM
Monday, 1/13/14, from 1:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, 1/22/14, from 3:00-4:00 PM
Thursday, 1/30/14, from 11:30-12:30 PM
Tuesday, 2/4/14, from 12:30-1:30 PM
Monday, 2/10/14, from 1:00-2:00 PM
Friday, 2/21/14, from 8:30-9:30 AM
Thursday, 2/27/14, from 12:00-1:00 PM
If you are unable to participate in any of the dates, please feel free to access one of the recorded calls here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/873302072